CST shut for 48 hours as 48-long mega block commences



Mumbai: Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) has been shut for all train operations following the commencement of redevelopment of Masjid railway station.

This is one of the major mega blocks that began after the last local left CST at 12.45 last night and will go on till Sunday night. For full 48 hours there will be no trains plying between CST and Byculla railway stations.

Central Railway (CR), which operated the main and harbour line services, has undertaken the redevelopment of Masjid station. This includes the dismantling of the old road-over bridge of the station thereby extending the length of the platform to accommodate 12-car trains.

"Central Railway commuters can travel on the Western Line, which has cancelled its mega blocks for the weekend," Central Railway PR, Srinivas Mudgerikar said.

The main line local trains terminated at Byculla while harbour line trains terminated at Wadala. Long-distance trains, on the other hand, terminated at Dadar.

Mudgerikar added that CR has made arrangements with the BEST undertaking to ply extra buses for the convenience of commuters to reach CST.

Bureau Report